Would You Like To Enjoy Breakfast at Jellystone Park Every Morning?

Imagine being able to have breakfast with Yogi Bear, Pixie and Dixie and the rest of the gang in Jellystone Park. Every morning! This Jellystone Park plate and Pixie and Dixie bowl set, which was made in the 1960s, makes this possible.
Jellystone Park

My husband loves all things pop culture, just like I do. He has fond memories from his childhood of eating from this plate and bowl set. I was amazed to discover that his mother still had it and it was in excellent condition.

My husband enjoyed being able to see the familiar Saturday morning cartoon characters on plates and bowls. He has fond memories of his mom telling him that he was not finished until he could see Pixie and Dixie at the bottom of the bowl.

These characters first appeared in the late 1950s and early 1960s. My husband and I saw them as kids as Saturday morning cartoons re-runs.

The plate has Yogi Bear, Ranger Smith, Quick Draw McGraw, Blabber Mouse, Snooper, Hokey Wolf, Ding-A-Ling Wolf, Mr. Jinks., Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey, Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, Yakky Doodle, Pixie and Dixie.

On the plate, Ding-A-Ling is helping put up the sign and Snooper is carrying a bowl of food. Baba Looey, the Mexican burro, Huckleberry Hound, and Snagglepuss are putting the tablecloth on the table. Blabber Mouse is carrying Yakky Doodle in a pink flower pot. Pixie and Dixie are wrapping a present.

I’m a big fan of the Hanna Barbera cartoons. I feature them regularly on my blog, Between the Pages. Check out this Snagglepuss Cake and these amazing Flintstone Cakes and Scooby-Doo Cakes and this Rosie the Robot from the Jetsons.

Monster Shindig

Retro Records: Monster Shindig (1965)

Only three days left until we all get the chance to do the Monster Shindig! With it being the Season I felt it was the right time to share this Retro Record. In the first place the name of the tune is the Monster Shindig. With it being so close to Halloween of course can you pick a better song? Obviously there are quite a few Halloween themed songs to choose from when you get down to it.

However, how many of them were affiliated with Hanna-Barbera characters? This 1965 record in addition to having a “spooky” song also featured Super-Snooper and Blabber Mouse! These two characters were included in The Quick Draw McGraw Show beginning in 1959 until 1961. To get the gist of how an episode might play out, take a moment and watch this Boomerang bumper!

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As a result of the popularity of these two anthropomorphic sleuths, they appeared in this Halloween-themed LP. While only the song is present in the video below, thanks to Greg Ehrbar’s article on Cartoon Research – we know how the rest of the record played out.

Super-Snooper and Blabber Mouse receive a phone call, a noise complaint from some folks living next to The Gruesomes. Given that the Gruesomes have invited other monsters to have a party – our duo must investigate. Which is how of course they get to hear Monster Shindig and rub elbows with Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolf Man, and the Mummy!

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Monster Shindig - Gruesomes

The Monster Shindig video says this song was done by Danny Hutton?


I couldn’t believe it when I saw this myself. This is in fact the same Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night! Of course the band’s 1970 hit song “Mama Told Me (Not To Come) also makes a great Halloween song!

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Voice Of Pac-Man – Marty Ingels 1983 Interview!

Video Games Magazine 1983
In the February 1983 issue of Video Games you could have seen what games were worthy of keeping your eye out for as well as articles on the Atari 5200, the Games Network (playing games through a cable provider), Super Pac-Man, and even an interview with the legendary Ralph H. Baer.
Ralph H. Baer
It is the second interview in the magazine that interested me more in my youth, when Sue Adamo sat down to chat with Marty Ingels on his role as the titular Pac-Man from the Hanna-Barbera Saturday Morning series that ran on ABC from September 1982 until November of 1983. Ingels was well known for being married to The Partridge Family’s Shirley Jackson and being the voice of Beegle Beagle from The Great Grape Ape Show as well as being the voice of Autocat from Motormouse and Autocat.

He was also a talent agent which is how he landed the gig for providing the voice for Pac-Man…because originally he was trying to get in touch with 20th Century Fox by phone for his client Robert Culp (The Greatest American Hero)!
Robert Culp
So grab your favorite beverage and take a moment to read that 1983 interview from Video Games magazine.
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Here is that second page.
Video Games - Marty Ingels - PacMan3
Now that you know some of the behind the scenes events that landed Marty the role, why not take 12 minutes out of your busy schedule and watch The Greatest Show In Pac-Land!

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The Speed Buggy Board Game (1973)

I have quite a lot of love for Hanna-Barbera’s Speed Buggy. It is one of the earlier programs I can vividly recall watching every Saturday morning, laying on my stomach in the middle of the living room floor with a big old bowl of sweet, sweet Boo Berry cereal.

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The other day I had a free moment and spent it visiting a local flea market. I happened upon a Speed Buggy board game from back in 1973, released by Milton Bradley. I was sorely tempted to pick up after I did a quick check to see the condition of the board and if all the pieces were present, it all looked good but the price was just too much for my blood. At least I was able to snap a photo of it, that is the image I used up top.

I certainly do not recall ever seeing the game back in the day although I do remember a comic book series from Charlton Comics and of course Speed and Tinker being part of the Laff-A-Lympics as members of the The Scooby Doobies. Thanks though to the always awesome BoardGameGeek I learned how not just the gameplay was handled but can share these great photos.

The game is designed for 2-4 players. By using a spinner, the player moves their personal Speed Buggy the number of moves they earned, interestingly enough a player must travel only in a straight line and they must use all of their moves – if a player finds themselves at an obstacle or end of the board and still has moves they must turn their Speed Buggy over losing their next turn as they right it. I find those rules really gives the illusion of racing around the track!

Image courtesy of BoardGameGeek.Com

Image courtesy of BoardGameGeek.Com

Image courtesy of BoardGameGeek.Com

Image courtesy of BoardGameGeek.Com

I’m keeping my eye on some listings for the Speed Buggy board game on ebay…I might just make a video of a playthrough if I can get my hands on it!

Top Cat, the most ef-fec-tu-al, Top Cat

Ever wonder what the full lyrics are for the Top Cat theme? Good! The image above should sort that out for you!

Need the song to sing along with? Good, the video below should help you out…

Would you prefer to hear the original UK version of the theme – aka Boss Cat? Hooray, I’ve got you covered for that too…

I’m assuming you all know that, in the UK, “Top Cat” was renamed to “Boss Cat” to avoid confusion with a (now discontinued) brand of cat food with the same name. When the cat food was discontinued, the show switched to its original name.

This concludes your irregular Top Cat trivia post. Lyrics from Top Cat discovered on the Twitter feed of Andy Riley.